The annual HRMA Conference + Tradeshow at the Vancouver Convention Centre is a popular volunteering opportunity for HRMA members. However, there are few available spaces. If selected you will have a great experience working with HRMA staff ‘behind the scenes’ on the largest HR event in Western Canada, interact with conference participants, attend breakout sessions when appropriate, and watch most keynote speakers.
HRMA looks for volunteers that have some experience volunteering with the association already, or leadership experience at another large conference. Transportation and accommodation are not included for volunteers. However, volunteers will be reimbursed for parking, and meals will be provided on Tuesday May 2nd and Wednesday May 3rd, 2017. Regrettably, staff and volunteers are not eligible for the grand prize in the tradeshow.
HRMA Conference Volunteer Requirements:
HRMA conference volunteers must be flexible and willing to work in a wide capacities of roles based on demand. Areas include room monitors, badge scanning, crowd control, ushers in the main ballroom, tradeshow support, registration desk support, room access monitors, back up for session introductions, delegate bag stuffing, and other duties as required. Although no heavy lifting is required, volunteers should be prepared to do a lot of standing and walking over the three days which can be physically demanding. You must be a member in good standing of HRMA.
Volunteers must be available:
- May 1st: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
(delegate bag stuffing and venue orientation)
- May 2nd: 6:30am – 5:00pm
(morning team briefing, registration, conference monitoring)
- May 3rd: 7:30am – 4:30pm
(morning team briefing, registration, conference monitoring, tear down)
Those interested in volunteering must submit an application. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2017 at which time all applicants will be notified.